We are excited to introduce our 2018 Salsa full-suspension trail bike lineup.
Whether your goal is to quickly and efficiently cover distance, play from edge to edge on any singletrack trail, or find lines hidden amongst burly, big country terrain, our signature geometry and the incredible capability of the Split Pivot suspension platform let you confidently aim for bigger and bolder adventures.
In the simplest terms, Split Pivot keeps your suspension active during acceleration and braking, but climb on board and you’ll immediately notice the following benefits from Split Pivot’s rear axle pivot:
Exceptional bump compliance
Incredible pedaling efficiency
Improved bike stance due to the elimination of unwanted suspension movement during acceleration and braking
INTRODUCING THE 2018 SALSA SPLIT PIVOT TRAIL BIKE LINEUP
Deadwood is our 29+ full-suspension trail bike. The rolling prowess of 29 x 2.6” tires with true-tracking, sure footed Split Pivot suspension gives “rubber adhesive” a whole new meaning. The 29 x 2.6” wheels paired with 120mm front and 91mm rear travel yields a momentum-holding, flat corner-crushing ride whether racing or connecting widely-spaced points on unfamiliar maps.
Pony Rustler is our “any singletrack in the world” 27.5+ trail bike with the super-capable, aggressive, and ground-clawing stability of 27.5 x 3.0″ tires. Mix this footprint with Split Pivot technology and 120/130mm travel, and you’re dressed to impress while you bust new moves on the high mountain dance floor.
Redpoint is our 27.5” wheeled 150mm travel trail bike for tackling the roughest and most remote mountain terrain. Redpoint’s layout strikes that fine balance between trail bike climbing prowess and descending chops. You’ll finish ascents with plenty of gas left in the tank for wide-open runs down the other side.
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